"It seems you are presuming a Waterfall model of development here. We're not doing the Waterfall, we're doing the Whirlpool, where the strange attractor whirls around with feedback at many levels but eventually converges on something in the middle. In other words, a whirlpool sucks, but the trick is to position your whirlpool over your intended destination, and you'll eventually get there, though perhaps a bit dizzier than you'd like."
-- Larry Wall, in 'What criteria mark the closure of perl6 specification'
It's also a nice application to look at if you want to learn Catalyst.
The bad news: The Conference has to be rescheduled slightly
The ESC Congress 2007 is even bigger than we thought. They expect 15.000 cardiologists, plus their spouses! Due to this, there is nearly not a single bed available in Vienna for the night from Friday, 31st August to Saturday, 1st September.
As we do not want to force you to leave on the last day of the conference, we decided to reschedule YAPC::Europe to Tuesday, 28th to Thursday, 30th August.
"'Course, if someone goes ahead and adds the Y combinator, one must naturally begin to wonder what the YY combinator would be... :-) "
-- Larry Wall
"Obviously it generates a function so anonymous that it can't even refer to itself. I call it the depressed existentialist solipsist operator."
-- chromatic, in 'Y not'
This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists
Remember that the European Perl Hackathon will be held next weekend, from 2-4 March, 2007 in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Registration is open until Thursday, 1 March. For more information, please look at the hackathon website.
"> Errrr ... I'm the one who needs the tutorial, not the one to write it.
"That makes you a prime person to capture the questions it needs to answer! You can't evade the Responsibility Ponies that easily."
-- chromatic, responding to James E Keenan in 'What Skills Do We Need to Finish Parrot?'